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Horses ingest parasites during their everyday lives, but effective deworming methods can keep worm loads from negatively affecting their health. • Photo by Mitchell Orr via Unsplash.

5 Tips About Deworming Horses

As we’ve gained more knowledge on how equine parasites and antiparasitic drugs work, it has become clear that just because something is the standard doesn’t mean it’s the best way to continue.
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Prepare Young Horses for a Lifetime of Performance

ascaridsAdult horses develop immunity to ascarids, or Parascaris equorum, but growing horses are immunologically naive to ascarids and are susceptible to infection.Effective parasite control can make or break healthy development in young horses. Foals, yearlings and weanlings are more prone to infection by Parascaris equorum (P. equorum), the most common type of roundworms (ascarids). At the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, they understand the importance of protecting the health and well-being of their young horses well ahead of sale day.